Apedale Country Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Apedale Heritage Centre
to Apedale Road, a little over ¼ mile (0.5 km). Extension proposed to
Miry Arena, a further ¾ mile (1.4 km). 2 ft (610 mm) gauge, steam and
diesel hauled. Opening planned in September, 2010.
Leek Brook to Kingsley & Froghall, the principal station
being Cheddleton (near Leek). Extension planned to Oakamoor
(7 miles, 11.2 km). For special events trains continue over Moorland
& City Railways between Leek Brook and Caldon Low, a further 8 miles
(12.9 km). Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled. Dining trains operate
at certain times.
Lydney Junction (near Arriva Trains Wales Lydney station) to
Parkend, the principal station being Norchard. 4 miles (6.4 km).
Possible future extension to Speech House Road, a further 2¼ miles
(3.6 km). Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled and diesel
railcars. Dining trains operate at certain times.
The Polperro Express 2 ft (610 mm) gauge line circling
the park, with its main station in the Fisherman's Wharf area.
Diesel hauled, steam outline locomotive.
Thomas Land Railway 2 ft gauge line about 550 yards (500 m)
in length, linking the museum / zoo area with the Thomas Land
section of the park. Diesel hauled, steam outline locomotives based
on the Thomas the Tank Engine character.
(Websites contain little information relating to railways)
Bodymoor Heath, near Sutton Coldfield. Steam and diesel hauled
miniature railway located in Kingsbury Water Park. 7¼ inch (184 mm) gauge
miniature railway about 1¼ miles (2 km) in length. Steam and diesel
Caverswall Road station, Blythe Bridge. Line about 2½ miles
(4 km) in length. Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled. Also a Miniature
Railway at Caverswall Road station, line about 950 yards (870 m) in
length, 5in (127 mm) and 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, steam, petrol or battery
Cheltenham Racecourse to Laverton: 11½ miles (17.7 km). Extension
under construction to Broadway, a further 2¼ miles, (3.6 km). Possible
future extension to Honeybourne. Standard gauge, steam or diesel
in the West Midlands Safari Park, near Bewdley,
connecting the car parks with the amusement area. Line about 700 yards
(630 m) in length. 15 in (381 mm) gauge, steam outline diesel locomotive
(Website contains little information relating to the railway)
Kidderminster to Bridgnorth: 16 miles (25.7 km). Standard gauge.
Usually steam hauled with some diesel services. Dining trains operate
at certain times. Also the Coalyard Miniature Railway at Kidderminster station,
line 500 yards (450 m) in length, 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, usually steam
Horsehay & Dawley (near Telford) to Spring Village: ½ mile
(0.8 km). Extensions under construction or proposed. Standard gauge.
Steam and diesel hauled. At Horsehay there is also a unique
180 yard (166 m) steam tram line and a miniature railway.
Besides other excursions, the company operate a regular Summer
Sunday steam train service over the Network Rail line between
Birmingham Snow Hill station and Stratford-upon-Avon (25 miles,
40 km), calling at Tyseley for the Birmingham Railway Museum.